... is when I first published my story Fillystata here on dA. It was the first real piece of fiction I ever finished writing, led to both a sequel and a prequel, and generally got me started writing ... even if it was only silly horse stories. It still ended up being more than half a million words of it over the next three years, which is still half a million more words than most people ever write.
A few years ago, some of you may recall I updated both Fillystata and Mare in the Mirror slightly (nothing too major though), and wrote a little bonus chapter for each of them. However, this update only appeared on FiMFiction.
That's right. This lengthy little monologue has been to tell you all that, in celebration of this auspicious moment in history, I have updated both stories here on dA and for the first time included the two bonus chapters as well (they should appear shortly, if not already).
I'm still debating whether to upload Stitch, the prequel I wrote after Mare in the Mirror. It may conflict with some of dA's rules, so ... I dunno. I may submit a few other stories that only appeared on FiMFiction before, but I make no promises ... dA has never been a very good place to submit literature.
Anyway, five years! Woo! Here's to the next five, and five million more words! YEAH!